I’ll Lose My Job If I Don’t Stay Motivated!

We ADDers need constant, visual reminders, or we’re apt to forget why something matters when the next bright, shiny object grabs our attention. Try keeping a note, picture, object, or other kind of reminder in your line of sight as you work. Make sure it has strong appeal to your emotions. Most ADDers need external […]

We ADDers need constant, visual reminders, or we’re apt to forget why something matters when the next bright, shiny object grabs our attention. Try keeping a note, picture, object, or other kind of reminder in your line of sight as you work. Make sure it has strong appeal to your emotions.

Most ADDers need external motivation to stay on track. I mean rewards and consequences. Here’s one way to attain it: 1) Figure out a way to quantify “doing your job well,” and make those specifics your daily goal. 2) Decide on a short-term reward for meeting the daily goal. 3) Choose a longer-term reward for meeting the weekly goal. 4) Determine consequences for missing the goal. If you’re reward-driven (you respond to the carrot), the consequence would be not getting the reward. If you’re consequence-driven (you respond to the stick), the consequence could be specific, like a donation to a political party you oppose.

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